The personal injury attorneys in Ducktown, NJ, at Garden State Justice Group would like to share some of the community's rich history.
The neighborhood of Ducktown is a district of Atlantic City and lies within Atlantic County in New Jersey. It spans from Texas Avenue to Missouri Avenue. The nearest communities are Ventnor City, Ventnor Heights, Chelsea Heights, and Atlantic City. The Absecon Bay forms the northern border as Pacific Avenue forms the southern.
The community has a rich Italian history that goes back to the early 20th century. Italian immigrants flooded the area and began to build the duck houses along the bay, hence the town's name. They were known to raise waterfowl and poultry. However, the community's population began to decline following the end of World War II. The townspeople headed for automobile suburbs.
The town still clings to the Italian heritage, and many Italian flags can be seen on the buildings. It has been said that Nicodemo Scarfo and Salvatore Merlino, well-known mobsters, once lived in the area. Formica Bros. Bakery and Cafe was established in 1919 by Italian immigrants Francesco and Rosa Formica. The bakery is still a staple for the community as it continues to provide the same Italian recipes used over 100 years ago.
Another historic Italian bakery that opened in 1909 is A. Rando Bakery, located on Mississippi Avenue. Anthony & Candalora Rando opened the bakery. It is still a family-owned bakery, as their two sons run it now.
The coastal community is home to several historical landmarks. Some of these include:
Some great dining options in the neighborhood include:
The area is home to approximately 2,557 residents that make up 773 households. The racial breakdown of the neighborhood was the following:
The most common language spoken by the residents is Spanish, followed by English, Chinese, Vietnamese and Italian. As many as 46.7% of the residents were born outside of the United States. Some common ancestries found within the community include:
The median income for the households within the community was $29,000. The top occupations held by the working townspeople included:
To read more interesting facts about the nearby neighborhoods: A Historical View of Ventnor City, NJ
The Ducktown, NJ, personal injury attorneys at Garden State Justice Group proudly represent residents that have suffered an injury due to the neglectful actions of someone else. Our legal team will review your claim and let you know your legal options. Often victims can recover financial compensation for injuries.
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2628 Fire Rd #102,
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